Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Infinite Art Tournament, Round One: Still v. Stuart!

It's another First Round First Week contest.



Clyfford Still
1904 - 1980
American




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Gilbert Stuart
1755 - 1828
American



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Vote for the artist of your choice! Votes go in the comments. Commentary and links to additional work are welcome. Polls open for at least one month past posting.

14 comments:

Morgan said...

Still!

Nichim said...

Still

DrSchnell said...

Stuart!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

I usually don't go for the modern art, but I'll cast a vote for the first guy in this case.

boonec1974 said...

Clyff!

Michael5000 said...

Still, with a twinge of guilt for not being more excited about Stuart's highly capable and iconic portraiture.

mrs.5000 said...

Hmmmm. 70 copies of George Washington without finishing the original! There's a novel in there somewhere. I'll go with Still.

pfly said...

I admit to an inordinate fondness of Still.

pfly said...

That said, are you sure the second Still is a real painting? It looks like a digital montage.

Michael5000 said...

pfly -- Interesting point... and, although it's a little ambiguous in the context where I found it I think you are probably right. I'm going to go ahead and sub it out for a new image #2, and unless we hear howls of protest from the Stuart contingent, let the current voting record stand.

Michael5000 said...

Susan votes by mail for Stuart.

Candida said...

Still's not bad, but, still better than Stuart.

Candida said...

Rethinking what my fingers may have typed, my vote may not have been entirely lucid. But the vote's still accurate.

Michael5000 said...

Lucidity is easily made too much of. Still takes this contest easily, eight votes to two!